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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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Umayyad Art and Architecture



The Umayyad Caliphate (Arabic: بنو أمية‎, Banu Umayyah) was the second of the four Islamic caliphates established after the death of Muhammad. It was ruled by the
Umayyad dynasty, whose name derives from Umayya ibn Abd Shams, the great-grandfather of the first Umayyad caliph.
Although the Umayyad family originally came from the city of Mecca, Damascus was the capital of their Caliphate.
Eventually, they would become the 6th largest contiguous empire to ever exist. After the Umayyads were overthrown by the
Abbasid Caliphate, they relocated to Al-Andalus, where they established the Caliphate of Córdoba.

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al Mushatta Palace. Jordan.



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Hisham's Palace. Jericho, Jordan. (724 AD)







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Umayyad Palace. Anjar, Lebanon.













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Qasr al Hair. Damascus, Syria. (8th century AD)





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Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria.



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Statue of the ancient Arabian God Allat, found on the site of Qasr al Hair:

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Umayyad coinage and sculpture


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